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Oxford Castle Ghost hunts, Ghost Hunting Experiences, Overnight Ghost Hunts

Oxford Castle Ghost Hunt

Join the paranormal eye team as we invite you to Oxford Castle and Prison on this overnight ghost hunt. Ghost hunting nights at the Castle allow you to explore, as there have been numerous reports of ghostly apparitions and poltergeist activity. This vast and eerie location sits above a dark, highly spooky Crypt of 900 years.

Overnight ghost hunts at Oxford Castle, which is situated in the heart of Oxfordshire, is a terrifying location and would test the nerve of most ghost hunters; join the team as we have exclusive access for the night to go and explore in search of the ghosts and spirits that are said to reside here still. Oxford Castle is a frightening place by night, and ghost hunts here are not for the faint-hearted. With a history of witchcraft, murder, imprisonment, execution, and sacrifice, there is little wonder that this building has become one of the most renowned for paranormal activity and ghostly sightings, and we have exclusive access for the entire night. The night is yours. From 3.00 am, you can either sleep or carry on ghost hunting. A midnight buffet and a light breakfast of fruit juice and pastries are available. 


A tall, dark monk-like figure is often seen standing in a corner in the Crypt. Many people refuse to stay alone in this area, as the feeling of being strangled is just too overwhelming. A ghostly white figure has also been witnessed here at the Castle wandering through the grounds; many of these are reported to have been near the Castle mound, and many believe this to be Mary Bland, who was hung here in the 1700s. The cells are again a very active area, mainly poltergeist activity; Old Metal cell doors have been reported slamming shut, and Items are moved from place to place.

The Castle tour guides have reported the feeling of being watched from all areas of this castle; they have also reported heavy footsteps coming from the cell’s empty corridor. Oxford Castle is one haunted Castle. Will you be joining us in the dead of night? Join us on this ghost night at the chilling Oxford Castle.

History Of Oxford Castle 

Built-in 1071 by Robert D'Oilly, Oxford Castle existed as a prison until as recently as 1996. The last public hanging at the prison was in 1863, and the previous hanging within the prison walls was in 1952. It has so much history that relaying this to you here would take forever. Legend talks of the 'Oxford Castle Curse, described as the Black Assize of 1577, when a curse was placed on the Court, the Jury, and the City by Rowland Jenke after his ears were cut off. Hundreds of people died mysteriously within a few weeks, and sinister human remains were recently discovered within the Well Chamber, which has been dated back to the late 16th Century. Although there are no absolute conclusions, they could belong to the victims of Rowland Jenke's Curse.

Oxford Castle was built by the Norman baron Robert D'Oyly. The elder from 1071 D'Oyly had arrived in England with William I in the Norman Conquest of England in 1066. William the Conqueror granted him extensive lands in Oxfordshire. Oxford had been stormed in the invasion with considerable damage, and William directed D'Oyly to build a castle to dominate the town. In due course, D'Oyly became the foremost landowner in Oxfordshire and was confirmed with a hereditary royal constableship for Oxford Castle. D'Oyly positioned his castle on the west side of the town, using the natural protection of a stream of the River Thames on the far side of the court, now called Castle Mill Stream, and diverting the stream to produce a moat.

There has been debate about whether there was an earlier English fortification on the site. Still, while there is archaeological evidence of earlier Anglo-Saxon habitation, conclusive evidence of fortification must be found. Oxford Castle was an "urban castle," but it remains uncertain whether local buildings had to be demolished to make room for it.

Ghost Hunts

Oxford Castle Oxford Oxfordshire
Ghost Hunt

Investigating with the Paranormal Eye UK Team throughout the evening

Exclusive access after dark 

Group Vigils


Spiritual Medium during the investigation

Working in Small Groups, Using an array of different equipment and techniques

Complimentary Tea, Coffee,

Complimentary light snacks

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Experience the thrill of exploring the haunted Oxford Castle and prison during an Overnight Ghost Hunt. This spine-chilling location, with its dark and eerie crypt dating back 900 years, is filled with tales of witchcraft, rituals, murder, and revenge. Prepare to test your nerves as you search for the lingering ghosts and spirits that inhabit this terrifying place by night. With a history steeped in witchcraft, murder, imprisonment, execution, and sacrifice, it's no wonder that Oxford Castle is renowned for its paranormal activity and ghostly sightings.

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